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Bruce and Alfred discuss the architect Alan Wayne, Bruce's ancestor.





Batman ruminates on the superstition-born tradition of skipping the number 13 when numbering floors in a building. Some architects even constructed a dummy floor in-between the floors labeled 12 and 14, to contain 13's bad luck.









Date: 2011-11-18 06:24 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Man, Snyder's definitely setting up a great society of villains for Batman--even their normal members look creepy in their owl masks. Very Eyes Wide Shut.

Date: 2011-11-18 07:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
I have to say, these are a very creepy group, I liked then before, but yeah... Really creepy

Date: 2011-11-18 07:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] outlawpoet
complicated. But definitely cool. I want some Owl masks like that.

Date: 2011-11-18 10:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
I think it helps that barn owls, whilst really, really beautiful, do have rather alien features for a bird, somehow. They are really, really creepy, and like a bat, it's an easily translatable idea for a mask - In fact, it's less complicated than Bruce's Batman design.

Date: 2011-11-19 03:08 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jlroberson
I'm surprised no one ever hit on the fact that owls are predators upon bats.

Date: 2011-11-19 05:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Maybe that's part of the gag in calling his alternate earth counterpart Owlman, although I doubt it.

That's really clever of Snyder though, frankly.

Date: 2011-11-18 10:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Wow. Capullo's really knocking this out of the park. I think I like him more than any other artist working on the 'main' Batman book in recent memory. He's got a nice, semi-cartoonist's style - his Batman almost reminds me of the BTAS version of Batman in some sequences - And it's far, far better than some of his work at Image, IMO, which was beautiful, but overly glossy and heavily inked. This is still dark, and still creepy, but it's a lot more coherent, less 90's and less giant splash pages and double-spreads, but still skilled.

Date: 2011-11-18 03:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] filthysize
Seriously, he's been really surprising me with this book. I was never a fan of his Spawn stuff, but this is great stuff. The composition and layout are especially impressive. LOVE the panel of Bruce and Alfred seen through the cowl.

Date: 2011-11-20 07:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kenn_el
It reminds me of his early Quasar period, which I loved! His Bruce is awfully cute.

Date: 2011-11-18 10:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrosa
The Court of Owls is certainly a cool name for a new group of villains. And the designs look creepy so far, and that's good.

Date: 2011-11-20 04:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] grazzt
As long as they aren't run by the Grand Duke of Owls.

Date: 2011-11-18 10:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eyz
I really dig this book :P

We didn't need any reboot just to get this.. (why couldn't they simply call it something like "One Year Later - AGAIN" instead of the "New 52"...)

Date: 2011-11-20 07:24 am (UTC)
kenn_el: Northstar_Hmm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenn_el
There's hardly any reboot in the Batbooks. DC had too many failing titles, and a company-wide restart was a smarter way to sell things than selectively rebooting segments, which hardly ever works out.I have my issues (the Kents, for one), but I cannot fault them for taking the gamble.

Date: 2011-11-21 10:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eyz
Say that to Red Robin, Catwoman, the Birds of Prey, Batgirl, Azrael and Jason Todd :P

Anyways, I do understand it, the reasons, from a publishing/company perspective.. but it still annoys me nonetheless..

Date: 2011-11-18 10:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eyz
Anyone expecting Owlman and the Crime Syndicate reimagined in there? XD

Date: 2011-11-18 11:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] espanolbot
I have to say that really Snyder is definately my favourite current writer in that Batman comics, maybe even moreso than Morrison and Dini. :)

His books kind of bring back the flavour of the Greg Rucka and Ed Brubaker runs, which since their defection to Marvel the books have been kind of lacking.

This isn't to say that Dini and Morrison aren't good, Dini is awesome at building the backstory of both Gotham and characters like Bruce's parents while Morrison is good at BIG plots (albeit with a somewhat simplistic slant when it comes to his villains, eg Dr Hurt's "I'm evil 'cause I'm evil! Blarg!"), Snyder just kind of seems to anchor it more in the era of comics that I started in when I began reading comics proper.

The late Nineties/early 2000s era. A simpler time, before Identity Crisis, Infinite Crisis and Geoff Johns spoilt Batman for everyone.

Date: 2011-12-27 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] misterk
1990-2002: The Glory Days

2003-Now: The era of the Man-Child and acid trips gone horribly wrong (i.e. Morrison)

After looking at these scans and the rave reviews on Snyder on Detective, I might consider buying the title and Nightwing*


*I'll still scan pages and put blue over the dreadful O'Donnell red on the new outfit. It's more comfortable that way.

Date: 2011-11-18 12:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wizardru
Oh look, kids. It's Batman BEING BATMAN.

Nice to see.

Date: 2011-11-19 03:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jlroberson
Well, he was in BATMAN INC too. This book actually reminds me more of that one than any other. And that's not a bad thing.

Date: 2011-11-18 12:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] korilian
Now that is just cool! Secret lairs on hidden floors? Secrets going back more than a century? Creepy owl people? I'm sold!

Date: 2011-11-18 01:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sunaya
And those of us living in high-rise apartments are thinking, "They could be anywhere. They could be hiding under the floorboards RIGHT NOW."

Date: 2011-11-18 03:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] filthysize
Ah, the Steven Moffat system of scaring the shit out of people.

Statues move when you're not looking.
Not every shadow will eat you, but any shadow could.
Every time you go into a room and you forget why, you probably just saw a scary alien and don't remember it.

Date: 2011-11-18 04:09 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] theredhood
I want to say it was featured in one of the manga posted here but the Japanese have one about that creeping feeling sometimes that you see someone in the room when you're alone, in the corner of your eye.

We never look, of course - but if you did, you'd see something staring back.

Date: 2011-11-19 01:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Fuan no Tane had several stories with basically that idea.

Date: 2011-11-19 12:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Neatly summarised as - "Today we're answering a cry for help from the scariest place in the universe. A child's bedroom."

Date: 2011-11-18 04:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
Hmm, wonder if Owlman of the Crime Syndicate has this family background, too.

Date: 2011-11-19 11:04 am (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
Gah, beat me to it!

Date: 2011-11-19 12:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] tsunamiwombat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8el_P4yvfc

I'll just leave this here because it is pertinant to this discussion.

Date: 2011-11-19 11:06 am (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
. . .
I know what I'm going to do today.

Date: 2011-11-19 03:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jlroberson
I am loving what Snyder is doing here and in SWAMP THING so much.

The latter is really an achievement. I am not merciful to those who do wrong by Alec.

Also

Date: 2011-11-19 03:12 am (UTC)

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